It Starts at Home: Perspectives on Raising Caring, Kind Children

Wednesday, December 19, 2018, 12:00 PM EST
1 hour


Who should attend

Families and funders with an interest in raising charitable children and early childhood development.


How do you raise thoughtful, caring, emotionally healthy children? And how do you do it in the face of struggle? If you're a parent reading this, no doubt these are questions you've asked yourself countless times. Our colleagues at Media Impact Exchange have generously reached out to NCFP to invite our network to a webinar featuring two esteemed members of their network—long-time MIF board member Joy Thomas Moore and The Pittsburgh Foundation's President and CEO Maxwell King—whose latest books offer insights on these questions and more related to early childhood development.

In The Power of Presence, Moore explores the seven pillars of presence—heart, faith, mind, courage, financial freedom, values, and connectedness—that all parents can use to positively influence their children. Using compelling stories from women who have been there and practical advice on everything from savings accounts to mindfulness, this book is a compassionate look at what it takes to raise great kids even in less than ideal circumstances.

King's The Good Neighbor tells the story of Fred Rogers, an utterly unique and enduring American icon. Drawing on original interviews, oral histories and archival documents, King traces Rogers’ personal, professional and artistic life through decades of work, including a surprising decision to walk away from Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood to make television for adults, only to return to the neighborhood with increasingly sophisticated episodes, written in collaboration with experts on childhood development. An engaging story, rich in detail, The Good Neighbor is the definitive portrait of a beloved figure, cherished by multiple generations.

Both of these books are important contributions to shaping the narrative around healthy approaches to child development.

The webinar will feature:

  • Joy Thomas Moore, President and CEO of JWS Media Consulting and longtime Media Impact Funders board member
  • Maxwell King, President and CEO, The Pittsburgh Foundation
  • Hilary Pennington, Executive Vice President of Program, Ford Foundation
  • Kristen Burns, Associate Director, Grable Foundation

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What participants said:

NCFP consistently and brilliantly presents the very best education to family foundations and donor advisor funders. Though I actively participate in educational opportunities with many organizations in the philanthropic center it is those offered by NCFP that drill deeper into issues, savor the nuances of family grantmaking and produce products that motivate and inspire in an all embracing understanding of families and the dynamics that challenge them.

Shirley Fredricks, Board Member, The Lawrence Welk Family Foundation

The Family Philanthropy Webinar series is a wonderful resource, allowing us to "attend" sessions from all over and to share materials with other members of our foundation. The transcripts of the sessions are also a valuable resource. Thank you for these Webinars.

Sukey Garcetti, Secretary/Treasurer, Roth Family Foundation
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